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of their own. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's tonya francisco is in the beverly neighborhood with our top story. >> the fall one firefighter has been identified as walter patmon. >> firefighters that i spoke to today have used one phrase over and over again to describe him. that was easy going. they said he was a great guy who is a father figure who will be missed. >> a call to duty as fellow firefighters hang a purple bunting and engine company 121 in honor of the fall and firefighter. falle filen fighter. >>he has been bubble since grammar school. >> the retired captain said he talked him into joining the fire department in 1994. >> he told him that there are no layoffs and you will always have a good job. you serve the public >> he was a super dude. he had a nice demeanor. in the morning you see him and he would have something nice to say. >> if you knew he was working you knew you are going to have a good day. >> he was known for his cooking. >> it was the best.
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president has lots of hurdles to overcome. including the high unemployment rate. the stock market is off to a rough start. here's a live look at the big board. stocks are trading sharply lower. if your web it could be tough for lawmakers to avoid a fiscal crisis. >> that looming fiscal showdown is just some of the big issues facing the president as he heads back to work. >> there are signs here that the president may be on the move. i'm going to step out of the way. there's been a lot of activity. within the last 20 minutes or so. we saw the senior white house advisor or ride. so did the white house official photographer. he is a former chicago tribune photographer the police motorcycle escort typically leads the presidential motorcade also standing at the ready. the it is very exciting on here. there's a crowd growing in anticipation to see president obama. >> supporter stopped by his home the morning after his reelection victory. hoping to get a glimpse of the commander in chief. the rand daily was among them
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. but first, our top story. apparently wrapping up their operations here. they have refused to say much about their ongoing search. day five of this effort comes five years after the mysterious disappearance of stacy peterson. state police tell us that there is now tip or lead that instigated this week's efforts. the availability of fbi resources was apparently ideal for following up on old leads. >> hope they find her. her husband remains a prime suspect. a former officer was convicted of killing his third wife. back in 2007 police pinpointed activity. >> bring my daughter here all the time. just to know that there may be remains here, i hope they could find her. >> would be nice if the family had closure. >> operation seem to be wrapping up for today. there's no indication whether the search will continue again at any point. so far today there's no indication that they have found anything significant >>a prayer vigil will be held tonight for a mother missing for nearly three weeks. the ceremony for linda barr fellenb
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president was up and that around 9:00. >> and camped out on this corner. >> he made an unscheduled stop at a campaign field office not far from here. there were lots of tears hugs, smiles. this is the same office he made a surprise visit to two weeks ago. his feeling about his chanceshe is feeling good about his chances. >> i ended up having some confidence in the decency and goodness. we are working so hard. don't use their to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> the president was cheered by his small group of ksupporters. >> across the street at the high-school they shouted and waved at the president. the president jokingly told them to go back to class. the president will also follow his election day ritual and play basketball of some of his buddies. he will also get a haircut from his longtime barber. after that he goes down to mccormick place where he will be delivering a victory speech or a concession speech. he is obviously hoping for the former parentr. vice president joe biden and hi
-wrenching to hear. and i'm tonya francisco in for dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's nancy loo is live in wheaton with our top story. >> the alleged killer provided numerous explanations including driving out the devil and getting back at her husband. the seven year-old victim was stabbed 100 times. the five girl was stabbed 50 times. both of them had their throats slashed. there were told they were about to go to heaven. >> she told them multiple stories about the deaths of the two children in her care on tuesday. there were too many inconsistencies. she shook her head a few times and she heard the accusations against her. both children on the extent to death tuesday night. at one point she told police that just an and the five year-old had evil inside of them and she needed to drive the devil out. according to prosecutors she had both children kneel down to pray. >> she began stabbing her son and told him that he was going to heaven. he pleaded for his life. she continued stabbing and until he was dead. she th
in in january 8th record of 20 women will be u.s. senators. talking about what may be on the agenda for the next four years. i guess the question is not do you believe him but can it work? >> i believe he wants to make a deal he is a deal maker from swayback if my body were here he would say well john gaynor was talking the same way earlier this year before the grand bargain fell apart and that would be true. he is right. that is still the same challenge they got a head and i think that obama has thebeen reelected we don't want the same four years of gridlock. what do you see in his future? >> i'm thinking about second term will be known by richard nixon and george w. bush they all had either scandals or real setbacks he came into office so right now he really has a challenge ahead to be more like an lbj or a clinton who can make things happen not just introduce bills but twist arms. some days he has not had it in him enough. we have said that a lot about him and it's true. in the very first debate everyone was saying he did so poorly next to romney because obama by nature is not a confrontati
welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's judy wang joins us live from mccormick place, where president obama will be spending election night. judy? >> play certainly not taking it easy. many of the foot soldiers received no guarantees that they will get in. what a difference from four years ago when 240,000 people filled grant park. thousands more poured into downtown streets to be part of the historic moment. mostly a private affair. many supporters will likely attend smaller events. cnn is working with the state to try to put up a jumble television screen. >> we know america has always done best. we thank you. we ask you to stay at a all the way to victory. he'll spend the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spent some time at the cook county board of elections and has a look. illinois is not a swing state. illinois voters are fired up nonetheless. 20 percent of voters have already voted early. people >> came out
life. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's nancy loo has our top story. live from area south police headquarters. police are not talking about their investigation. there clearly a number of witnesses. but she >> has been my life for so long. when you think about going home from work she is not going to be there anymore. >> this teenager died at around 10:30 p.m.. if not long after she shot in the head while riding in the car with some friends. >> she is a sophomore at morgan park high school. she died your hair blond after eighth grade graduation. >> unclear if the gunman was targeting someone. she leaned into the people in the car with her when she was shot. chicago police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed one man and injured another last night in the west rogers park neighborhood. wgn's tonya francisco reports. the vice-president of the rogers park chambers of commerce. he was the husband and a father of three young boys. his wife tells
off >> it's humiliating for us that live in the second congressional district and i'm angry with him for that. >> speaking out against congressman jesse jackson jr. is he cutting a deal, prosecutors hoping to stay out of prison. >> we're here with reaction to reports of a plea deal talk. >> he is under federal investigation for breaking campaign finance law. >> i really am angry at him because i was very supportive of him being bill. >> that anchor given the extended absence of jesse jackson jr. is mounting, first reports of used campaign funds to decorate his $2.5 million washington home and now the latest bombshell being reported by the sun times the $40,000 in campaign cash was used to buy it prolix watch for a female acquaintancea rolex watch for a female friend. as soon as the sun times story broke there were multiple reports that the congressman who came into victory tuesday has long been working with the fed's on the plea deal that would bear him jail time. his name came up in 2008 and led to the conviction of gov rod blagojevich, jackson denied involvement and w
have. his widow today told us that her husband who most knew by his childhood nickname of bobble realize that his lifelong dream of being a chicago firefighter when he was 43 years old. he liked helping people and so he really wanted to be with the firefighters that's where he thought he could help people. some told us that he always had a smile on his face and a good word for others and he served as a mentor for many and shared his love of cooking, especially dry rub. he was renowned for his barbecue and there are a lot of guys that can really cook well he can really put it together. he was willing to help you in any way that he could. he was actually teaching me how to drive to get my certification. when you work with him if you know she was working and you knew you were going to have a good day. kevin hornsby stopped by the engine company tonight to pay his respects it was his apartment where he had his final call monday night. i was grateful because they saved my life. >> he is survived by his wife and their three children the youngest daughter is still in college. we are li
but she was a five year-old girl who loved to play, witnesses tell us firefighters pulled her limp body from a bathroom in the basement of this home she later died at vista medical center the little girl was the only one in the basement when the fire started around 11:00 this morning firefighters arriving at the scene within minutes were confronted with intense smoke and heat, there was only one smoke detector in the basement and it did not have a battery it only took 3 gal. of water and less than 15 minutes to put the blaze out a little girl, a kindergartner was overcome by smoke the fire was possibly started by a match igniting a plastic basket full of clothes the fire chief and i wouldn't confirm if this could be a case of a child playing with matches. we have determined that it was a fire that was set by a flaming hand-held device but who said it or if it was accidental we cannot determine that she was the only one in the basement. she was very bubbly and she loved to play everywhere. she would come over to my house and just play with all of the toys we had she would love to play w
the mother's reasoning today dan ponce joining us live tonight. details of this gruesome double homicide shocking the entire naperville community throughout the day we have learned about these two young victims justin in bolivia they were unrelated but they certainly spent a lot of time together and they both loved thai corn doughtae kwon doe. thai corn dough instructorhis instructor says he was a standout student who was close to earning his black belt. and he just loved doing it and he was good at it. police say justin was stabbed an estimated 100 times by his own mother before she killed five year-old olivia a girl she had been babysitting olivia was also a martial arts student who worked with the same teacher. losing a student is tough because my whole purpose was to see people grow and become better each and every day. a memorial for the victims outside the crime scene continues to grow into the community struggles to understand how this could have happened. this is stuff you read about, this is not stuff that happens here. they're doing their best to comfort each other and trying t
expulsion from the illinois house. wgn's nancy loo joins us live with more on the story. nancy? >> the newly reelected state senator would not say much about the federal indictment against him. derek smith plans to keep fighting. he says he looks forward to returning to the state house that impeached him just a few months ago. derek smith did not seem concerned about being the first house member to be impeached in over 100 years. he is apparently feeling vindicated after winning reelection. he has pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges have been appalled by the way the democratic party has treated derek smith. either we believe in democracy or we do not. either you are innocent until proven guilty or you're not. henderson claims smith will be acquitted. he will not discuss the defense. despite the indictment and impeachment there's nothing to prevent smith from being sworn in to a new term. >>, with a host of city alderman here to honor the life of this fall and firefighter. he was highly regarded within his profession. a veteran firefighter. we want to show you a live picture. if
. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on w-g-n america and on the web. the labor department announced this morning. a big plus, but also a major minus, in the latest unemployment report released this morning. at the positive end: 171-thousand people landed jobs last month. but, the down side: the unemployment rate rose to 7- point-9 percent. the increase is a sign more and more people are trying to find work. pointed out unemployment is higher now than when president obama took office. he argued that he has a plan to make real changes to fix the job market. early voting ends tomorrow. in chicago. there is one early voting site per ward, plus the chicago election boardice she pleaded with a man for help, but claims he refused. a reporter tracked down that man, who will only go by the name "alan." he shared his side of the story. two year old brendan and four year old connor were found a few blocks away from that home. and the frustration continues to grow. in the aftermath of sandy. across 15 states a
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. our top story comes just a day after b-p agreed to pay billions in fines for the 2010 deep horizon explosion on the gulf. this morning's blast happened about 25 miles off the coast of grand isle, louisiana. the coast guard says four people have been airlifted to hospitals .... and at least two others are missing. the rig is owned by black elk energy ... and a new orleans t- v station reports about 28 people were on board at the time of the explosion. the coast guard says unlike the deepwater horizon blast in 2010 ... the black elk rig wasn't actively producing oil. so far there are no reports of oil leaking into the water. the fire has been put out. former c-i-a director david petraeus faces lawmakers on capitol hill for the first time today since his stunning resignation. he testified about the deadly attack on a u-s consulate in benghazi, libya in september. he was the director of the spy agency at the time. u-s ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the assault. petraeus testifed the c-i-a
of the campaign funds and now she could be in trouble with a lot the allegation is that jesse jackson jr. used campaign cash to buy furniture for their washington d.c. home and of using political money to pay for it watch for his mistress it would appear that the jackson marriages being tested yet again. you really never want to play on somebody's love for somebody else, to make them do something that they otherwise wouldn't do. even though you want their cooperation. it's a powerful tool and the feds are not afraid to use it today that meier shares little about the scandal that is all the talk around town he like others is waiting for the full story. today sandy jackson avoided city hall her husband remains with his parents in minnesota and as an outpatient only at the mayo clinic. when you are looking at your spouse or people in your family, that seems to be the government's m zero..o. other spouse's significant others connected to political corruption scandals in the past no indictment today and no comment from either in the jackson camp tonight. word that investigators may be branching ou
viewers are now joining us, thanks for coming on board. let's go right to what you are most interested and that is the presidential battleground state florida. it looks like president obama has a smidgen more overall vote. now we go to pennsylvania, 62 percent barack obama. in ohio that is very similar to the type of voter in pennsylvania 36% of the precincts reporting a slow going their 54-46 for the president at the moment. and as they say no republican goes to the white house without ohio now let's check in with the hometown crowd. you are on jackie. >> i am here with the co-chair of the obama campaign bill daley also former chief of staff welcome just a few minutes ago so,. so calm. >> there has been no major change. >> are you hearing more than what you are seeing at the media? >> things are rolling out as was expected virginia is the same way, ohio is still early into that looks very close with the president is in a strong state what you think the keys were so far in getting these votes? >> i think they are incredible campaign operations in the volunteers. i think it's reall
this in an exclusive interview tonight. >> tell us about the federal investigation, which you can share on the record. >> there's nothing i can share on the record. this is the first time we have heard from mrs. jackson since reports surfaced that she is under federal investigation like her husband. tonight she makes it clear that work is where things are going even though city records show that she has missed more city council meetings than any other aldermen. they're concerned about how they will see and educate their children and how they're going to get employed especially if they're unemployed. this week she says that she is held a meeting with 20 + constituents about the former property. tonight the u.s. 42 road expansion. the room was filled in as the only topic on the table was construction of what she refused to say more about any plea deal are possible indictment and her family she did say this about the congressman's house his condition is status quo tonight. we are hoping that he does better so i want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for keeping him and in their prayers and for
us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> alderman said the jackson told the beauty in last night that despite her problems she is working hard for the people for war. >> all i can do is stay focused on the work there were doing. that is how i feel my days. i know that there are other families out there that go through personal tribetrials and tribulations and they have to continue working just as mine does. that they say she was a no show for today's big budget vote. in fact she has missed several city council hearings in the past four months. according to city clerk reckitt she has the worst attendance records when it comes to city council members parishes worst record of all 50 alderman. they said her attendance as of late has to do with her husband's legal woes. her husband is under federal under investigation for misuse of campaign funds to redecorate their washington home and to buy a rolex watch for a female friend. the investigation says that ealdorman jackson has been pulled into parents of a per colleagues were asked about how the field about her missing t
supporters in backers who might otherwise stay away come to the polls for us. >> the people's verdict in chicago and the world's media already in position at mccormick place, the stage set security, tight. the end of the trail along every step of which he has worked to set himself apart. >> we know america has always done better, we have always promised everybody gets a fair shot. everybody is playing by the same rules, that's what we believe, that's why you'll elected me in 2008 and that's what i am running for a second term as president of the united states. >> the president pushing for a high turnout in his final day on the campaign trail his opponent still at a pushing for a wave of support as he continues his campaign. a razor-thin margin separating these two candidates, this late in the game everything is on the line, today mitt romney is a wondrous day on the campaign trail, this is his last stop before voters make their decision tomorrow. run these people say they have knocked down 13 million doors and tried to sell the romney message to 59 million voters they made contact w
are talking about. p.m. our priority is for children. last night's speaking exclusively to us she says that she is handling all of the pressure by working for her board which isn't exactly evidenced by her absence today. he hasn't worked in six months but steve rowe says that jackson's greatest strength may also be his biggest flop. this was a guy who really didn't play along with the the machine or play the game he was in a prodigious fund-raiser he didn't do a lot with other people and washing tin to work his way up the leadership he kept to himself but when barack obama ascended to the presidency he wanted that bad. >> that senate seat isfrom there we believe the federal agents have continued to investigate mr. jackson where they couldn't get him perhaps. what will happen next with the jacksons is likely up to them and we hope to find out soon. a number of chicago aldermen are urging lawmakers in springfield to allow undocumented immigrants to get a driver's license they say extending driving privileges could affect some 250,000 in illinois alone there would be trying to drive in
sources, democrats say that u.n. ambassadors should not be blamed for using those points in interviews in the days following the attack. gutierrez says the explanation is simple, the story changed as more information was gathered. in libya you pick up iphone, you call for people and they show up with four trucks ready to take over the embassy, it doesn't take a lot of coordinated effort i saw the film and this was not. lawmakers did not press the former cia director on the extra marital affairs. but he did say that the libyan attacks had nothing to do with his resignation. mayor emanuel got a face time today with the president at the white house he met with the president about 10 this morning in the oval office its familiar territory for the mayor who used to be the president's chief of staff. no more hostess cupcakes or twinkies and no more jobs for 18,000 workers we have news that the hostess company apparently is going out of business and its prompted a run on many of this snack cakes. hostess at its stores around the country are quickly selling out of just about everything, thousa
u.s. cellular field she has been called on qualified because she filed for bankruptcy three years ago but kraft says that was a personal matter that doesn't reflect on her ability as a ceo, >> i absolutely do think she is qualified i think we resolved that issue yesterday the board voted for their executive director now we move on i look forward to working with mayor emanuel on all kinds of important issues. >> she starts her new job next week. >> he was kicked out of the illinois house now he is trying to get his job back tuesday derrick smith talked with wgn about new charges against him. >> ohio, ohio. the latest unemployment numbers released just days before the election. what do you think of the numbers? let's talk about them. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen®
illinois servicemember killed at war since september eleventh. all of us can look and see the souls of men and women from illinois. at the a-t-and t store at michigan avenue... customers using tablets to send messages of appreciation. it's a great day to love a veteran. and two wounded vets were feeling the love...at soldier field. this means a whole lot to me and my family army specialist frank pierson and army ranger tory honda presented with brand new cars. firefighters sold t-shirts to buy these gifts. it's a way to say, thanks... for soldiers who have given so much.. what you do for us and what you do for this state and this country. we could never thank you enough. >> the talk at many of today's event was about helping veterans to come home with wounds both visible and invisible. the proceeds from the exhibit is going towards developing better treatment for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries and posttraumatic stress disorder >> a group of anti-war veterans held its own event today. iraq veterans against the war and vietnam vets against the war gathered at the viet
at the ceremony u.s. marine tommy johnson the son of fallen chicago fire captain herb johnson who was laid to rest thursday after being killed fighting a fire last week. some here pointing out that a life of service is passed down through the generations. >> it's really a special day. veterans day is unique. and it's something where everybody in this country ought to take some time to think about those who served. >> sean lewis, wgn news. >> and there are more questions than answers tonight about the resignation of general david petraeus as head of the c.i.a. citing an extramarital affair for reason for quitting, petraeus handed in his resignation to president obama on thursday. petraeus' affair reportedly with his biographer came to light after possible hacking of the general's personal email account. that investigation reportedly started after broadwell sent threatening emails to another woman. former c.i.a. director general michael hayden says the resignation is sad but the c.i.a. is in good hands. >> it's a tragedy it's
broadwell's e-mails had previously sent photos of himself, shirtless, to kelley. that's according to a u-s official.who says that agent was never part of the case. jill kelley tried to claim some sort of government privilege when she called 9-1-1 sunday to complain about reporters outside her home in tampa. >> this should not be able to stay on my property. in reality, kelley is just a volunteer. she is not a government employee, and is not entitled to diplomatic protection. general >> william ward improperly spent thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. he is being promoted over the findings. he will retire as a three-star general. he will also have to repay the government $82,000. president obama will meet with several business leaders today, and push for his plan to save the economy from the so-called fiscal cliff. this worst-case scenario means tax hikes and spending cuts totaling trillions of dollars... would automatically jump into effect at the beginning of next year. if the president and congress can't reach a deal on the debt. the white house and lawmakers crea
voting >> stay with us for the latest on the election. you can go to our website or follow-ups on twitter. tune in wednesdaytuesday night as we begin our live coverage at 7:00 >> power outages, gas lines, and housing problems continue in the aftermath of hurricane sandy.. with another storm on the way later this week. in the six days since the storm hit, more than a hundred people in ten states have died.. and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are still without power. there are long lines to buy gasoline.. and rationing is now in effect in northern new jersey. overnight temperatures are dropping into the 30's in new york and new jersey. a nor'easter is expected to hit the area by wednesday.. with a potential for high winds more beach erosion, rain and flooding. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says 30- to 40- thousand people in his city alone may need housing. governor andrew cuomo says many people are now living in homes that are uninhabitable. >> when the temperature drops in the heat does not go on at that is when there uninhabitable. we're going to hav
memories today of a man known for his kindness and sense of humor >> joins us with tonight's top story >> we have been speaking to some of his friends today and he had many of them. they describe him as a popular firefighter who loved his job and made everyone laugh. as family made a request on his behalf >> "herbie never wanted glory or ... so please check your smoke detector and give your kids a hug" tears and hugs outside the cook county medical examiners office as friends and family members of herbie johnson did their best to comfort each other. the 54 year old firefighter died from injuries he suffered while battling a blaze last night on the southwest side. this afternoon his body was escorted away by about a dozen emergency vehicles to a funeral home in the south suburbs. a 32-year veteran of the chicago fire department, he had just recently been promoted to captain. here he is speaking to reporters after a fire back in 2006. we got in and started the search >>the medical examiner determined he died from inhalation injuries. investigators are now looking into what caused t
and applause ] there's something about having a squirrel in your yard that makes you feel good. for a lot of us, it's the closest we get to actual nature, and yet, what can be so cute frolicking in the backyard has a whole different flavor when it ends up on your side of the window. woman: wait till dad's is dad coming in right now? he won't be gone very long. yeah, when you lifted it up, you could see the bushy tail. this is just ridicu-- oh, there he is! aah! aah! otis, get him! get him, otis, get him! get him! otis! otis! over here! over here! open the door so he'll go out. aah ha ha ha! [ shrieks ] otis. aah! [ laughs ] jeff, something's gonna get broke! something is... jeff, jeff, something's gonna get broke. okay, that's enough. jeff: no, no, i'll catch him. oh! dad's picture. dad's picture. dad's picture. jeff, he'll bite you. don't let him bite. i won't. i'm only in the door, jeff. jeff, he went upstairs now! he's been upstairs before. aah! aah! otis, keep him away from the door! aah! [ laughs ] [ cheers and applause e ] don't go away. we've got recycling tips. when "afv" returns. we a
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